Christof Regl's and Therese Wohlschlager's study into the performance characteristics of HPLC-MS for analyzing multiple attributes of therapeutic antibodies at the intact protein level was accepted for publication in mAbs. The study was initiated by Johann Holzmann and first experiments were performed quite some time ago by Iris Wagner and Martin Samonig.

Another opportunity to tell the story of antibody characterization by HPLC-MS methods. Remarkably, the organizer of the conference, Frantisek Foret, was honored with the Csaba Horváth Memorial Lectureship Award presented by the American Chemical Society (on the picture together with Andras Guttmann and Ference Darvas, President of the Awards Committee American Chemical Society Hungary Chapter). Congratulations!
The group picture (lower right) shows Csaba Horváth's group from 1996 in New Haven, when Frantisek was still associated with the Barnett Institute of Northeastern University in Boston, only 150 miles away from Csaba's labs at Yale University.
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P.I.s, PostDocs and PhD students of the bioanalytical labs of Salzburg, Kiel, and Strasbourg met for the first time in Strasbourg to discus and exchange methods of protein analytis and characterization mostly in the biopharma area.

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Our host, Sarah Cianferani, with our guest star, Alain Beck, in the back, who kindly joined the meeting via video conference, giving a very interesting overview about curent status of biopharmaceutical developemnt and analytical challenges involved. The group decided to hold the next meeting in March 2018 in Salzurg.

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Good ideas best grow on the basis of a nice and communicative dinner! Strasbourg is a great place to get inspired!

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